Two Roro’s in Port

Two Roll on/Roll off (RoRo) cargo ships and a dry bulk vessel will be docked at the Walvis Bay port for five days.

09 March 2021 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) is a bee hive of activities as there are two RoRo and one dry bulk vessel currently docked at the Port of Walvis Bay.

The Dynamic Stricker, which is offloading 30 000 metric tons of Sulphur from the United Arab Emirates destined for Zambia will be seen alongside the Port’s quayside for five more days.

Interesting to note is that the sulphur will be bagged at the Port of Walvis Bay before being transported to Zambia on trucks.

The Liekut Valletta and the Glovis Cugor will each discharge 389 and 159 vehicles respectively.

The vehicles being offloaded from the RoRo vessels are coming from Europe destined for neighbouring markets such as Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Due to its strategic location, Namibia enjoys a favourable advantage to be a connecting point to other neighbouring land locked countries such as Zambia,

Zimbabwe, Botswana and DRC Congo who make frequent use of the seamless offerings of Namport.

The Namibian Ports Authority remains committed to realising its dream of becoming the best performing world-class Port in Africa.

In addition, the total container throughput capacity overall at the Port increased by 10%; both ports combined handled 135,194 TEU’s (20-foot container boxes) in 2020/2021 (during the first ten months of the financial year) in comparison to the 128,779 TEU’s handled in 2019/2020.

The Namibian ports endured setbacks however preserved operational control and capabilities by handling a total cargo amount of 5 066 203 gross tonnages during the financial period 2020/2021 (1 April 2020 - 31 January 2021) in comparison to the previous year recording 4 346 153 gross tonnages for the financial period (1 April 2019 - 31 January 2020).

The 16.6% increase in total cargo handled was due to commodities imported increased significantly by 18% and commodities exported by 2% respectively in comparison to the previous financial period under review (1 April 2019 - 31 January 2020).

The best performing commodities imported copper concentrates improved by 197%, sulphur by 10% and a 37% upsurge in petroleum products in order to supply neighbouring countries.

The best performing commodities exported salt (bagged) increased by 141% and petroleum products by 100% respectively.

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